Monthly Archives: November 2011

Online Finding Aid Available for the Karl C. “Sunny” Allan Papers

Karl C. “Sunny” Allan (1886-1978) was born in Ogden, Utah. He worked as a telephone lineman in the early 1900s, and was part of the Bureau of Reclamation crew that built a telephone line from Ashton, Idaho to Moran, Wyoming. … Continue reading

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Community Collecting Project Presented at AHC

Yesterday Robin Hilll, Instructional Computing Services Coordinator for the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning, spoke to a group of University of Wyoming archivists and librarians about an online community collecting project supported by Oxford University.  This program, RunCoCo, enables … Continue reading

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A.C. Ivy Papers Document Medical History and Cancer Research

Andrew Conway Ivy (1893-1978) was born in Farmington, Missouri.  In 1913, at age 20, he received the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Pedology degrees from Missouri State Normal School.  The research studies for his master’s degree (M.S., 1917) and … Continue reading

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Hell on Wheels

On Sunday, November 6, AMC Television will broadcast the premier episode of its newest drama, Hell on Wheels, which is described as an: [E]pic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on a Confederate soldier who sets out to exact revenge … Continue reading

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Old Faithful Speaks

Old Faithful Speaks is a 35 millimeter nitrate film created between 1933 and 1935 to promote Wyoming tourism. Yellowstone National Park was then (and is now) a world-renowned tourist attraction. The film features what may be the first audio recording … Continue reading

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